Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Galway

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Galway.

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    EYRECOURT, a market and post-town, in the parish of DONONAUGHTA, barony of LONGFORD, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 11.25 miles (N. W.) from Parsonstown (Co. Offaly/King's), on the road by Banagher (Offaly) to Loughrea ; containing 1789 inhabitants.

    This town, which takes its name from the Eyre family, lords of the manor, contains 349 houses, which are neat and well built. There are some seats, which are noticed in the article on Dononaughta. The market is on Saturday, and fairs are held on the Monday after Easter-Monday, June 29th, July 9th, Sept. 8th, Dec. 20th, and one in October. Here are a court-house (in which quarter and petty sessions are held), gaol, and a constabulary police station; also the parish church, which is in bad repair, and a Roman Catholic chapel, built chiefly at the expense of C. B. Martin, Esq. A dispensary is supported in the usual way, and a decayed school-house is about to be restored by the Rev. Mr. Eyre, the incumbent of the parish.